The executive conference organizer asked the managers to select their dream cabinet team. Billionaire Philip Green, who tried to buy Marks & Spencer Group Plc last year, was favorite for Chancellor of the Exchequer, with 50% of the votes.
The survey of 1,019 UK and European managers was conducted via e-mail from March 21 to April 4. Other members of the executives fantasy cabinet included News Corps Rupert Murdoch born in Australia and now a US citizen as foreign secretary, and Body Shop International Plc founder Anita Roddick as health secretary, the survey said.
Britain is due to hold a general election May 5. Prime Minister Tony Blairs lead narrowed to 6 percentage points over the opposition Conservatives in a daily poll by Populus to gauge voting intentions, the London-based Times said today.